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Premiums for young healthy people will jump in 45 states under Obamacare
The Washington Examiner ^ | October 19, 2013 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 10/19/2013 6:19:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Young people in 45 states will see their health insurance premiums increase under Obamacare because the law relies on the money they pay into the system to offset the cost of caring for older enrollees, according to a new study.

Virginia leads the pack, as individuals aged 27 and under will see their health insurance premiums jump by 252.5 percent -- $416.55 -- according to the Heritage Foundation's Center for Data Analysis.

Virginians under the age of 50 will see their premiums jump by an even greater percentage, rising from $228 to $991.03.

Such increases are not a surprise to the law's architects. “I have always said when looking at this bill, that if I were a young person, I can see elements of this bill that I wouldn't like in the short run,” Henry Aaron, vice chairman of the D.C. health exchange, told the Washington Examiner last November.

Heritage expects monthly premiums for young people to drop in Colorado, Ohio, New York, Rhode Island, and New Jersey, "because those states had already over-regulated insurance markets that led to sharply higher premiums through adverse selection," according to study author Drew Gonshorowski....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: aca; exchanges; obama; obamacare; obamacareanecdote; obamacarechart; obamacarepremiums; obamacarerollout; socializedmedicine; youngadults
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45 out of 57, what percentage is that?
1 posted on 10/19/2013 6:19:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lets see if they think voting for messiah and his leftie ilk was such a good thing. Maybe they will believe this is Busch’s fault.


2 posted on 10/19/2013 6:22:59 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Up is down, wrong is right, 0bama care is cheap.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NationalReport.net’s headline...

Democrats Confused: “I had no idea I’d be paying for Obamacare myself.”

http://nationalreport.net/


3 posted on 10/19/2013 6:25:24 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not a premium, it’s a tax. If anyone actually believes based on the numbers we’re seeing that this has anything to do with healthcare rather than being the single biggest tax increase in history then they should seek medical attention.


4 posted on 10/19/2013 6:27:33 PM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anyone who doesn’t think we’re living in Atlas Shrugged’es world of looters needs to share whatever he’s drinking.


5 posted on 10/19/2013 6:27:35 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They voted for change....they got it.....Enjoy!


6 posted on 10/19/2013 6:28:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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7 posted on 10/19/2013 6:29:02 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well 57, plus two or three he hadn’t been to... so that’s what, 47/60?


8 posted on 10/19/2013 6:30:26 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: RWB Patriot

18 yr old Glenlivet?

not that it keeps me from thinking this is communism, it just numbs me to it. a little


9 posted on 10/19/2013 6:33:53 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: RWB Patriot

I get grief from several when I mention AS or Ayn Rand. They think all is well in the Potemkin village.


10 posted on 10/19/2013 6:36:37 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, it will jump in all 57 states.


11 posted on 10/19/2013 6:45:30 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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Virginians under the age of 50 will see their premiums jump by an even greater percentage, rising from $228 to $991.03.

Sorry, but who can afford that? $12,000 per year. And then you have to pay the deductible before the insurance kicks in. This is robbery, pain and simple. And it will be turning the young people against the old folks.

12 posted on 10/19/2013 6:53:12 PM PDT by rawhide
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Oh, it’s just money. It’s not like they wanted to buy appliances or houses or cars.

From each according to his paycheck. To each according to his position in the Democrat party.

Karl had it a little wrong.


13 posted on 10/19/2013 6:58:20 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

This is a test for who’s a coward and who’s not.

Ted Cruz may seem quixotic, but a coward he is not.


14 posted on 10/19/2013 6:59:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: dennisw

Don’t know about this chart. I’m in CO, over 50, and my family went from $1k/month to $1800 for less coverage.


15 posted on 10/19/2013 7:00:35 PM PDT by CA_soon_gone
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To: rawhide

I can’t believe how high the rates in Va are. That is astounding.


16 posted on 10/19/2013 7:08:23 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: rawhide
$228 was 4 times my first house payment.

$991 was my last house payment.

Health insurance should be $12 per month, gasoline should be $0.25 per gallon and cigarettes should be $0.25 per pack.

That's more than what the providers make. The rest is stolen by government.

17 posted on 10/19/2013 7:10:54 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: TheZMan

It’s a tax, and it is a wealth transfer. Do not doubt that was the primary motivation from the beginning.


18 posted on 10/19/2013 7:10:55 PM PDT by fhayek
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"Premiums for young healthy people will jump in 45 states under Obamacare..."

....... That's a pretty good talking point .... that is that Premiums "Will Jump" ... in 2014!!

.... a more powerful talking point is that not only will these premiums JUMP in 2014 ..... THEY WILL ALSO BE MANDATORY!!!! This fact is not being driven home enough by the warriors fighting against the propagandized and deceptively named Affordable Healthcare Act. Most of the population still think this monolithic insurance monstrosity Will be FREE! Heck .... most of the electorate doesn't even realize yet that it will hit the majority of them and us in the pocket book. They absolutely need to know that those of us that are fighting against the so called Obamacare .... are actually fighting for their own financial well being and to save them all from the coming financial monthly expenditure that they currently don't pay.

... Never forget that .... "People have a tendency to vote with their pocket book."

.... Remember the massive outrage against the small ATM tax that was about to be levied by the banks a few years ago? This will be a thousand times worse for most.

19 posted on 10/19/2013 7:19:21 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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The youngsters got their “revenge” on the geezers by voting for Barry. Now Barry is taking his “revenge” out on them. Karma.


20 posted on 10/19/2013 7:20:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hold on to your sombrero! Here comes amnesty! The GOP is on a roll!)
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